Should conveyancers ask for money up-front when it comes to conveyancing in Pontllanfraith?
If you are buying a property in Pontllanfraith your solicitor will ask you to provide them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. When the down payment is payable against the purchase price then this should be asked for shortly ahead of contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is due should be transferred a few days prior to the day of completion.
I own a semi-detached Edwardian house in Pontllanfraith. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and The Mortgage Works. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Pontllanfraith and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the position with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.
I opted to have a survey done on a property in Pontllanfraith ahead of instructing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some banks tend refuse to issue a loan on a flying freehold house.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Halifax. If you contact us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Pontllanfraith. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Pontllanfraith to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
What tools are available to identify a Pontllanfraith solicitor on the Britannia conveyancing panel? I have wheels and am prepared to travel upto 20miles to meet the conveyancer.
You can use the search on this website. Please pick a lender and your location and you will see a number of Pontllanfraith conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have listed some Pontllanfraith conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can ring them to see if they are on the Britannia member panel
Am I best advised to use a Pontllanfraith conveyancing lawyer based in the area that I am purchasing? I have an old university friend who can handle the conveyancing but her office is approximately 350miles drive away.
The primary upside of using a local Pontllanfraith conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to execute documents, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a plus. However it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have instructed your friend and the majority were happy that must trump using an unfamiliar Pontllanfraith conveyancing lawyer just because they are local.